Source: TechNW: Best and worst of times for games, Valve vs. Apple
quote: "I consider Apple to be very closed," Newell said. "Let's say you have a book business and you are charging 5 to 7 percent gross margins. You can't exist in an Apple world because they want 30 percent and they don't care that you only have 7 percent to play with."Doesn't Valve's Steam service also extract a "tax" on game companies that use the platform, Fries asked.Newell said Steam gets a commission if games are sold through Steam, but developers can use its free tools and services and sell their games elsewhere and "we don't take anything."